Finals are stressful. So are lengthy papers and class projects. We here at the grad law commons are stressed. Aren’t you? I’ve found that taking a breather is just what we need. For the past two finals periods, I’ve saved up and bought a body wrap/massage on bloomspot for the day after finals. Initially I bought it thinking that was the only day I had time to use it. But I’ve found it’s a great way to de-stress leading up to it. Not only do you have something to look forward to, and create positive energy within a lot of negativity and stress, but it also relieves the tension I’ve built up from countless days of staying up late at night cramming, studying, and worrying. It has also given me that fresh breath of air to start all the other things that come up during summer, whether it be a new job, summer school, moving into a new apartment, etc. I’ve found that one day has given me the energy to face all the things I’ve signed up for. And face it, we’re all overachievers, that’s why we signed up for more years of school.
Now I know not all of you are body wrap/massage people. But there are countless other activities that fit your preferences. Look on groupon, livingsocial, bloomspot, to name a few, for a fun activity that you’ll look forward to this finals season. Sign up for a cooking class, a fitness class or an outdoor activity, maybe even read a book that’s not school related. Do something you haven’t had time for during school, and when you’re going through finals, remind yourself of the amazing thing that’s waiting for you after. Reward yourself for sticking it through.
Unfortunately, the grad law commons will not be planning any fun activies during the summer, but we are open until the end of May. We also have great stress-relieving activities during finals week to take the edge off – massages and therapy dogs to name a few! So perhaps stop by after your finals and drink a fresh cup of gourmet coffee or participate in one of those activities, a few minutes may be all you need to change your perspective.